Saturday, 3 June 2017

My Summer Reading List

I know that summer hasn't officially started yet, but for me it already has when I switched from May to June in my calendar. I am excited for the upcoming three months of warm weather, filled with long evenings spent in our garden with some splendid book to read and delicious food to eat. Even though I have to go to work, thanks to our garden I have this feeling as if I was on a holiday. Having your own garden is a real tremendous thing, especially when the days are so incredibly hot, and I am ever so much grateful for it. Although I am kind of bad at sticking to my TBR lists, I love making them, and so I put together books that I would really like to read this summer. And in this post I am going to share them with you. Of course I left a little bit of place for some other books, too, such as Sarah Dessen's novels for the book club and some books that I was keeping my eye on to purchase soon. But the following books I am hoping to read at any rate. So wish me luck. And don't forget to tell me what books are on your current TBR pile...

  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett - I can't believe I still haven't read this book, considering how much I adored A Little Princess. I heard some opininons about The Secret Garden being even better, so I am really looking forward to finally get into it...
  • Persuasion - I believe that one should read Jane Austen in every season. I choose Persuasion, for a big part of it is set on Lyme beach. The atmosphere is a bit melancholic, which I also think is rather fitting for reading during warm sunsets...
  • My Jane Austen Summer by Cindy Jones - You guys know how much I love retellings of Jane Austen, so of course I couldn't do without one in my summer stack of books. I am really looking forward to read this one, and so I hope it won't let me down...
  • Marina by Monica Dickens - I've heard so many nice things about this book and it's quite often compared to I Caprure the Castle by Dodie Smith, which is one of my favourite books, so I can't wait to read it. Also, Monica Dickens is a distant relative of Charles Dickens, so I believe it'll be fascinating to read a book from her...
  • See Me by Nicholas Sparks - Reading Nicholas Sparks' books every summer is almost a tradition for me. And I've been meaning to read this one since it came out two years ago. I am positive that it'll be worth the long waiting...
  • The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher - I watch the movie adaptations of Rosamunde Pilcher's works all the time. I love their settings and atmosphere. Plus they always make me somehow blithe and happy. The funny thing is, though, that I have yet to read an actuall book by her. The Shell Seekers was chosen as one of the Top 100 BBC Best Books, so I am expecting it to be really good...
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck - I also want to read some epic classic story this summer and I think that East of Eden might be just the one. I've wanted to read it ever since I heard Kerstin Stewart mention it as a favourite book of hers. It must've been at least eight years ago, but I kept it in my mind all the time. And I believe now is the time for me to finally read it...

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